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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Information and Public Affairs
||Washington, DC 20207
|November 16, 2001
CPSC, The Grasshopper Company Announce Recall of Riding Lawn
MowersPRODUCT: Riding Mowers
- The Grasshopper Co. of Moundridge,
Kan., is voluntarily recalling 174 Mid-Mount Series 225/52 zero turn radius
riding mowers. The recall involves Mid-Mount Series 225/52 riding mowers with
serial numbers 5110281 through 5210414. Serial numbers are located on the right
fender under the seat. Specialty lawn and garden shops sold these riding mowers
nationwide from August 2000 through September 2001 for about
The fuel tank could leak gasoline, posing a fire
hazard and risk of burn injuries to consumers.
Grasshopper has received 11 reports of
leaking fuel tanks on these lawnmowers. No injuries have been
reported.WHAT TO DO:
Consumers should stop using the mowers
immediately and contact Grasshopper at (800) 337-0289 between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
CT Monday thru Friday to arrange for installation of a replacement fuel tank, at